HC Deb 05 June 1939 vol 348 cc52-3W
Mr. Harvey

asked the Minister of Labour what arrangements have been made for the application of the provisions of the Military Training Act to youths of between 20 and 21 years of age in Borstal institutions, and to those of like age now undergoing sentences of imprisonment?

Mr. E. Brown

I have arranged with my right hon. Friends the Secretaries of State for the Home Department and for Scotland for all persons between the ages of 20 and 21 on 3rd June in Borstal institutions and prisons to be given an opportunity of registering for military training on that day. Persons so registered will not be called up for military training while serving sentences imposed by the courts.